DeJuan Patterson is a businessman, public servant, and community organizer. He received both his Bachelors in Psychology and his MPA in Public Policy from Bowie State University. He is currently the Executive Director of The BeMore Group.
Patterson deems himself a “social impact consultant” for Baltimore, where he uses strategic planning and economic development as channels to highlight and solve the challenges in the community. Economic Empowerment is dear to his mission of education, he has led and contributed his expertise to programs within under-served communities. His professional interests include societal issues in education, public policy, equity, economic empowerment and ethnic/racial studies.
DeJuan has held voter registration drives, toy drives for youth, workforce development forums, job recruitment seminars, art exhibits, and more. As a result, he has been granted several opportunities from Baltimore City Hall to Capitol Hill to consult with various stakeholders on developing progressive solutions for socioeconomic equality and criminal justice reform. Motivated by his own life experience, DeJuan aims to bring about workable, tangible solutions for. “Because it’s not about me, it’s about all of us.” Dejuan is working diligently to be a voice for the unheard and unnoticed.
When he is not trying to change the world, he enjoys educating and inspiring anyone within reach through his writings and public speaking. To his peers, he is known as Worldwide Juan because of his love for travel. If you ask him he is a passion pusher, cultural crusader, and inspiring Life Liver who simply likes to educate and inspire.
Dejuan Patterson was shot in the head and then mistaken for the offender by police. He now fights for his community and to mitigate police ...
The night I became "them" to Baltimore police. DeJuan Patterson. Op-ed: On a summer night in 2005, after a long evening of work, I was robbed ...
In different ways, Lucia “Lucy” McBath and DeJuan Patterson are victims of gun violence. And compounding their trauma is the pernicious ...
The BeMore family uses food as a vehicle to drive community conversation and social change. We accept donations to provide food, toys, give aways and books. These monthly events are systematically placed in undeserved areas heavily impacted by community violence. Within these events we have educational presentations , addressing mental health, legal issues, financial literacy, parenting development, entitlement. During intermission we have entertainment, where local artist present their art.
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